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Lawsuit amended to charge individual commissioners

  By Michael Howell On September 13, former County Road Supervisor David Ohnstad amended his lawsuit against the Ravalli County Board of Commissioners for wrongful termination of employment, adding some charges against Commissioners Ron Stoltz, Suzy Foss and Matt Kanenwisher as individuals. Ohnstad claims that these three commissioners were privately pursuing his ouster even before…

Scarecrow Festival this weekend

Scarecrows of all makes and models will line the path from Stevensville to the river during the 7th anual Scarecrow festival which kicks off this Friday in Stevensville. Photo courtesy of SASS.

Every year around this time, as if arranged by some secret society, a strange convention occurs in Stevensville as dozens of scarecrows gather on the edge of town lining the walkway to the river in an eerie but beautiful display. Actually the secret society behind the bizarre gathering is not so secret. It’s the Stevensville…

County sign ordinance amended

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners voted unanimously last Monday to change the county’s Sign Ordinance to allow larger off premise signs than are allowed in the current ordinance, which was adopted in 2000. The proposed changes would allow a sign up to 672 square feet (about the size of 21 plywood sheets)…

Hamilton considers tax increment financing district

  By Michael Howell Despite the questions raised by two local attorneys, the Hamilton City Council decided, at its meeting on September 18, to move forward in the process of forming a tax increment financing district (TIFD). The proposed Urban Renewal District would include industrial, commercial and residential development and cover the same area, roughly,…

DALE L. KEIL, Attorney at Law KEIL LAW FIRM, P.C. 315 South Main, Suite A Conrad, Montana 59425 Telephone:  (406) 271-5575 Attorney for Estate and Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GERY E. MOORE, Deceased. Probate No. DP-12-32 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN…

Sales/Auctions Flea Market, Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Eagles Lodge, 125 N 2nd, Hamilton. Lunch served 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. CRAFT AND ART VENDORS WANTED – Large Christmas show, Hamilton, Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012. $40 total both days. 406-381-7377. LIQUIDATION AUCTION Oct 13, Hot Springs, MT….

Proposed sign ordinance a huge step backward

By Sarah and Andy Roubik, Corvallis If the current sign ordinance changes that are being discussed are implemented, the maximum sized off premise sign allowed on highway 93 in Ravalli County will be 672 square feet, 48′ x 14′. That is as big as a house. This is the maximum size allowed by the state…

Thanks to recycling effort

  One has to commend the members of the Board of Directors and the many volunteers that constitute the “Ravalli County Recycling” group in Hamilton. They have done a remarkable job in offering to the community an outlet to bring such things as cardboard, plastics, aluminum cans, steel, scrap metals, newspaper, office mix, magazines and…

Falcons blast Lions at Homecoming

It took the Falcons half of the football game to get going but when they did, they made a statement, scoring 35 points in the second half while holding the team from the north scoreless in a 41-0 non-conference win. Tough defense by the Lions kept the Falcons out of the end zone for much…

Support for Natural Resource Policy

  I recently attended a meeting in Hamilton, Montana regarding the Bitteroot Valley Natural Resource Policy which is located at http://www.rc.mt.gov/planning/range.mcpx. I am in support of the above-referenced policy. This policy needs to be sent to the Federal Government so Montana can work with Federal Agencies to protect our forests. Montana needs a say in…